The CAG Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding contributions to gastroenterology through basic and/or clinical research by a young investigator. Candidates must:
- be under 45 years of age and be within ten (10) years of their 1st academic appointment
- hold an appointment at a Canadian university, hospital or research institute
- be a Canadian citizen or a landed immigrant resident in Canada
- be a member of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
2017 Award Recipient
Dr. Eric Benchimol, University of Ottawa
Step One: Nomination - Deadline is August 31 11:59 PM ET
Nominators are required to submit an online nomination form. Nominators must be CAG members.
During your completion of the nomination form you will be asked to upload required documentation; you must have these .pdf documents prepared, finalized, and ready to upload when you begin the online form.
1. Letter of Support (must identify the age of the nominee and the year of their first faculty appointment)
2. CV of the Nominee
Upon successful submission you will be directed to a webpage that confirms the successful submission and within a short period of time you will receive an email from the CAG National Office confirming receipt of your submission. If this does not occur, please contact the CAG National Office immediately.
Step Two: Review
CAG Research Affairs will review the nominations and make recommendations to the Board, who will make the final decision regarding recipients. Selection will be based on the research records of candidates.
Step Three: Approval
Only the award recipient will be notified via email. A presentation will be made at CDDW™ where the recipient will deliver a lecture on their research.
2016 Dr. François-Michel Boisvert, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec
2015 Dr. Geoffrey Nguyen, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
2014 Dr. Aleixo Muise, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
2013 Dr. Gilaad Kaplan, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
2012 Dr. Elena Verdu, McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario
2011 Dr. Dana Philpott, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
2010 Dr. Mark Silverberg, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
2009 Dr. John Brumell, The Hospital for Sick Kids, Toronto, Ontario
2008 Dr. John Marshall, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
2007 Dr. Bruce Vallance, University of British Columbia
2006 Dr. Nathalie Rivard, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec
2005 Dr. Nicola Jones, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
2004 Dr. Nathalie Vergnolle, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
2003 Dr. Young-In Kim, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
2002 Dr. Wallace MacNaughton, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
2001 Dr. Derek McKay, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
2000 Dr. Paul Kubes, University of Calgary, Alberta
1999 Dr. Keith Sharkey, University of Calgary, Alberta
1998 Dr Gervais Tougas, Hamilton Ontario
1997 Dr Herbert Gaisano, Toronto, Ontario
1996 Dr Stephen Vanner, Kingston, Ontario
1995 Dr Jonathan B Meddings, Calgary, Alberta
1994 Dr John L Wallace, Calgary, Alberta
1993 Dr Philip Sherman, Toronto, Ontario